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mattiemjk in Chicago, Illinois

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Radiology Job Market Please Read And Comment.

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mattiemjk in Chicago, Illinois

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mattiemjk in Chicago, Illinois said: Radiology Job Market Please Read And Comment.

Read and pass it on.

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HDH in Garland, Texas

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Hi;
I get a dead link for this.

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Radiographer Vacancy Rates Drop for Eighth Year
September 06, 2011
For the eighth consecutive year, the vacancy rate for radiographers has dropped and now stands at 2 percent, according to data presented in the ASRT Radiologic Sciences Workplace Survey 2011.

The vacancy rate represents

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mattiemjk in Chicago, Illinois

31 months ago

Radiographer Vacancy Rates Drop for Eighth Year
September 06, 2011
For the eighth consecutive year, the vacancy rate for radiographers has dropped and now stands at 2 percent, according to data presented in the ASRT Radiologic Sciences Workplace Survey 2011.

The vacancy rate represents the number of positions that are open and actively being recruited. The radiographer vacancy rate this year closely matched the 2.1 percent rate reported in the 2010 ASRT staffing survey; however, the rate has steadily dropped from 10.3 percent as reported in ASRT’s first staffing survey in 2003.

"The steady decline in vacancy rates is a strong indicator that the job market for radiologic technologists continues to be slow," said ASRT Chief Academic Officer Myke Kudlas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM). "The tight market also can be seen in the vacancy rates for other medical imaging disciplines."

Between 2003 and 2011, ASRT data show that vacancy rates for a number of medical imaging disciplines or specialties have declined:
•Computed tomography technologists, from 8.5 percent to 2 percent.
•Magnetic resonance technologists, from 9 percent to 2.5 percent.
•Mammographers, from 7.2 percent to 1.7 percent.
•Nuclear medicine technologists, from 10.9 percent to 1.4 percent.
•Cardiovascular-interventional technologists, from 14.6 percent to 3.5 percent.
•Sonographers, from 11.7 percent to 3.4 percent.

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mattiemjk in Chicago, Illinois

31 months ago

Recession Woes: Employment Opportunities Scarce for New Technologists
Posted on: December 6, 2010
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ShareFacebook reddit Newsvine Del.icio.us Digg Yahoo! Buzz LinkedIn StumbleUpon Google Bookmarks Mixx It's hard to believe that the medical imaging profession was once called a recession-proof industry. Labor experts had predicted unprecedented job growth fueled in direct proportion by the growing needs of an aging population of baby boomers. Looking back on when I graduated from X-ray school 23 years ago, my classmates and I all had multiple full-time job offers and employers were engaged in bidding wars to lure experienced technologists as well as recent graduates to work for them, often with a sign-on bonus attached. Today, it's a totally different story.

The recession has had a negative impact on employment opportunities for the medical imaging profession over the last few years, especially for recent graduates. With limited job opportunities, it has become an employers' market. Employers have the luxury to pick and choose experienced technologists over recent graduates because those with experience tend to require less training and have a track record of proven skills.

Although leading economists declared the longest U.S. economic downturn since the Great Depression to be officially over in June 2009, this provides little comfort for many recent graduates who have had little success in finding work. If the recession is truly over then why haven't employers started hiring? And will there be any long-term impact on the medical imaging profession if it continues to turn away recent graduates who have few opportunities to utilize their skills.

Frustration lingers for new technologists

Although job opportunities for technologists are scarce in this economy, it's even worse for new graduates. Many employers require some experience and oftentimes seek cross-trained technologists who can perform multiple mod

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